New GAA programme hopes to foster social inclusion in young amid increasing 'bankrupt society'

New GAA programme hopes to foster social inclusion in young amid increasing 'bankrupt society'

Irish society is bankrupt, fears Pat Daly, who is heading up the new GAA ‘Going Well’ programme aimed at cultivating well-being among secondary school ...

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‘They say Tipp have never won an All-Ireland without a Ryan’

‘They say Tipp have never won an All-Ireland without a Ryan’

Pat Kavanagh won an All-Ireland title with Kilkenny in 1969, before transferring to Borrisoleigh to work as a vet, and then play with the Borris-Ileigh club, giving ...

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Brace yourself for another twist in modern hurling’s soap opera

Brace yourself for another twist in modern hurling’s soap opera

The decade’s hurling sails off same as the decade’s hurling sailed in, Kilkenny and Tipperary about a broadside.

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The PM O'Sullivan interview: ‘In my haste I put the jersey on upside down’

The PM O'Sullivan interview: ‘In my haste I put the jersey on upside down’

Seventy-three years ago, Jimmy O’Donoghue hurled for Limerick against Kilkenny in Croke Park. One of two remaining survivors from that champion NHL panel, ...

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The PM O’Sullivan interview: Jumping the great divide

The PM O’Sullivan interview: Jumping the great divide

Mick O'Flynn is a Cork man, a Nemo Rangers clubman, who became the most influential non-native on Kilkenny's hurling prospects.

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The PM O'Sullivan Interview: A father’s hug simplified everything for Oliver Gough

The PM O'Sullivan Interview: A father’s hug simplified everything for Oliver Gough

Oliver Gough is the last man to win senior All-Ireland hurling titles with two different counties.

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Tipperary vision oils execution and selflessness pulls the trigger

Tipperary vision oils execution and selflessness pulls the trigger

Re-engaging with a team recently met is one of hurling’s hardest tasks. Familiarity breeds apprehension, a mixture of knowledge and fear.

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Limerick building 21st-century template but could Tipperary be saving hurling?

Limerick building 21st-century template but could Tipperary be saving hurling?

If the phoney war taketh away, sometimes the phoney war giveth.

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Border crossing: the Kilkenny man who played in goals for Wexford

Border crossing: the Kilkenny man who played in goals for Wexford

David ‘Stoney’ Burke turns, attention broken. He has a big hurling occasion to mind from between the posts. But the voice is familiar, all too familiar. ...

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The longer the wait for a 12th title, the more credit Cody concedes to his former greats

The longer the wait for a 12th title, the more credit Cody concedes to his former greats

Traditions are an intriguing twitch of the curtain, a means of discovering what people reveal when relaxed.

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Championship talking points: Terrific Tipperary rest for a week and sit down to a rich diet of praise

Championship talking points: Terrific Tipperary rest for a week and sit down to a rich diet of praise

2019’s hurling was always vulnerable to Cecil B DeMille’s law: “The way to make a film is to begin with an earthquake and work up to a climax.” ...

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Limerick need to hit Walsh Park like Rockers, and leave like Mods, resplendent with renewed confidence

Limerick need to hit Walsh Park like Rockers, and leave like Mods, resplendent with renewed confidence

Jackie Tyrrell might have hesitated about placing the county in Ireland’s top three teams. Yet a later column implied cancellation of the caveat. Tyrrell deemed ...

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The PM O’Sullivan Interview: ‘The only regret I have in hurling is going back in ‘86’

The PM O’Sullivan Interview: ‘The only regret I have in hurling is going back in ‘86’

Tony Wall was in charge of the last Tipperary championship team that took on Clare in Ennis.

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Is there no Cork native to coach the basics of backplay?

Is there no Cork native to coach the basics of backplay?

Summer hurling’s opening weekend threw up killer lines.

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Éamonn Kennedy: 'Hurling is the same game all over the country'

Éamonn Kennedy: 'Hurling is the same game all over the country'

“There are hurlers everywhere,” Éamonn Kennedy stresses.

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Dublin could be surprise of the summer, says former Kilkenny star Morrissey

Dublin could be surprise of the summer, says former Kilkenny star Morrissey

Given health, a regular span of life, hurlers spend a long time not being a hurler.

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Liam Fennelly and Patrick Holden’s Ballyhale memories: ‘Finbarr’s nearly had a Cork team of their own. But we didn’t mind’

Liam Fennelly and Patrick Holden’s Ballyhale memories: ‘Finbarr’s nearly had a Cork team of their own. But we didn’t mind’

“Whatever it was, I wish we could have bottled it,” Liam Fennelly says.

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‘He would get up from the television if Kilkenny pulled ahead of Tipperary’

‘He would get up from the television if Kilkenny pulled ahead of Tipperary’

Johnny Everard from Templetuohy is one of only two survivors from the Tipperary team that defeated Kilkenny in the 1950 All-Ireland and National League finals. Many ...

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